The School of Heart Knocks

Life is full of hardships, but it’s also full of blessings, if we choose to see them. Lessons learned are important because they help us grow in Christ and they strengthen our faith. I can honestly say that I never really noticed the blessings before God saved my life. I was self-absorbed and played the victim often. Because of the choices I made in my B.C. (before Christ) life, I lost a lot of friends and family during those years, but the One person who stuck by me was Jesus.

I love reading Revelation 3:20 because I know that God was knocking on the door of my heart for so long before I became a believer. I also think knocking is too gentle a word for what He was actually doing, He was POUNDING on the door of my heart! He is diligent in His efforts to get us to believe on Him because He desires us more than anyone else can. God didn’t want me screwing up the life He gave to me, but, rather, He wanted me to have a life that was full of Him.

What do you think about when you read the verse above? Do you think you’re not good enough? Do you think you need to clean up before you let Him in the door? Friend, you don’t need to do anything but open the door and He will help you to clean up! Remember the woman at the well in John 4? Jesus made a special trip to Samaria just to meet with her. He knew that she had been married to 5 different men and was currently living with another man whom she was not married to, but He offered her living water that would quench the deepest thirst. When she realized who He was, she ran to the village to tell others about Him. Her heart was open to Him.

I was the woman who lived with men I wasn’t married to. I was the woman who didn’t feel like she deserved a Savior because of the choices she made that almost destroyed her life. I WAS that woman, but Jesus restored me the moment I opened the door for Him. My B.C. life was the school of hard knocks until I opened the door for Jesus and then it turned into the school of heart knocks. Jesus gives us life. Not our old life, but new life as mentioned in 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new.” The day you accept him into your heart is the day you get a new life. One that doesn’t have Satan’s graffiti all over it, but one that does have the Living Water.

Will you open the door for Jesus today? Will you let go of the things that take you to the school of hard knocks and open your heart to the King of Kings and LORD of Lords? He’s knocking, and on the other side of the door is a feast that He has prepared for you. Share a meal with Him and see the amazing things He can do for you. I promise it will be worth it!

If you would like for me to pray for you, feel free to send an email to and you will get a reply from me within 24 hours. I just want you to know that you are important to the Kingdom of God and you’re loved beyond measure. Blessings!

  • No products in the cart.
%d bloggers like this:
Bible verses brought to you by bVerse Convert and